Laura Martinez-Bianco is a plein air painter who works throughout the Hudson Valley and abroad capturing the striking views of the area. Working plein air enables Laura to create her pastel paintings on site, quickly capturing the light and color of a specific moment. The variety of landscapes from mountains to rivers edge from fields and pastures to forests, villages and farmhouses provide unlimited inspirations.
As well as working in the Hudson Valley, Laura has traveled to Italy, Canada and Africa to paint. Although painting and traveling are a passion, painting at home is still paramount. The Hudson Valley has always been home.
She and William Noonan will offer a painting workshop in Umbria on the outskirts of Perugia the week of June 23-30, 2012. This enchanting and spiritual region of Italy is sure to inspire.